On a beautiful sunny day, is there anything better than getting together with friends and family for a good old-fashioned barbecue?

There are 26 public barbecue units in Randwick City provide by the Randwick city Council, all are free to use, and all are timed to operate from 8am to 8pm every day of the year, with a daily cleaning schedule.

Follow these handy tips to make sure you get the best out of your barbecuing experience this summer!

Share the space

Randwick City barbecues cannot be booked and operate on a ‘first come first served’ basis, so it’s important to share the facilities with others. On a beautiful day, you may want to arrive a little early to secure your spot in the barbe-queue. The barbecues are there to be enjoyed by everyone, so once you’re finished, clean up and move on so everyone can have a turn.

How to clean

Barbecues along our beachside parks are cleaned every morning and are monitored by staff throughout the day. However, all users are asked to clean the barbecue after use to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. To clean the barbecue, a paper towel and water should be enough to leave the plates clean for the next user. Use some water on the hot plate to dislodge stubborn stains. You can also bring a barbecue scraper if you anticipate a bigger mess! Remember, all waste should also be disposed of in the bins provided.

Choose your perfect spot

Whether you’re keen for a pre-barbie swim, looking to entertain the kids with a playground, or just trying to find the perfect view, it’s all in the details! Here are some of our barbecue highlights.

Barbecue by the beach

  • Goldstein Reserve, Coogee – behind Coogee Beach, the reserve has picnic shelters and tables, lots of shady spaces, public toilets and change rooms.
  • Arthur Byrne Reserve – the large grassy area behind Maroubra Beach is home to picnic shelters, water fountains and nearby toilets.
  • Cromwell Park (South), Malabar – located behind Malabar Beach, the park has a playground, public toilets with showers and changerooms and shady picnic shelters and tables.

Barbecue in the park

  • Grant Reserve, Coogee – to the south of Coogee Beach, the reserve includes a playground, picnic tables and plenty of shady spots. Toilets are located near the entrance to McIver’s Ladies Baths.
  • Randwick Environment Park – barbecue areas in the park include picnic shelters, toilets and tables. There is no public toilet at the park, however there are some in the nearby Community Centre during open hours.
  • Simeon Pearce Park, Randwick – a small park with picnic tables and seating. There are no public toilets in the park, however there are some nearby at Paine Reserve.

Barbecue with a view

  • Bicentennial Park, Phillip Bay – a quieter option, the reserve is connected to the Coastal Walk to La Perouse and has picnic shelters and tables and public toilets.
  • Bundock Park, Clovelly – barbecues are found to the north and south of Clovelly Beach, and the area includes picnic shelters, seating and public toilets, showers and changerooms. There is a children’s playground behind the beach.
  • Frenchmans Bay Reserve, La Perouse – adjacent to Frenchmans Bay Beach, the open space includes picnic tables and shelters, a children’s playground and public toilets.

BBQ Checklist

Food sorted? Check this handy list for what you’ll need to bring for the cook and to clean up properly.

– Long-handled tongs and cooking utensils
– Barbecue scraper
– Serving plate or foil tray
– Paper towel roll
– Extra water for cleaning
– Cooking oil
– Your choice of protein and seasonings

For more info on all Randwick City parks, visit our website.